Update: legislature introduces bizarre amendment in response to SC Sup Crt liquor ruling.

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Here’s our previous post: SC Sup Crt strikes down law limiting liquor licenses. Mom-&-pops get hammered

Now Philip Cease has this story for The Nerve:

Sneak attack on liquor stores pops up in budget.

Yesterday, during the budget debate, the Senate took up an interesting piece of legislation. Amendment 39 would require any retail liquor dealer that wanted more than three stores to pay a fee “equal to the average gross sales” for each of the retailer’s other locations during the past 12 months. It would ensure that any chain of liquor stores would not be able to profitably operate more than three locations in South Carolina.

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